Immigrant Students and Families

“We are a nation of immigrants. Our country has benefited significantly from the contributions that immigrants with drive, ambition and talent have made throughout our nation’s history. Our country advances when we remain true to the best of our heritage as a land of opportunity for those who dream of a better life for themselves and their children.”

– Founding Statement, Presidents’ Alliance

Public Charge Regulation on the Way

The administration’s proposed public charge regulation is currently at the Office of Management and Budget, indicating that the final regulation will soon be published in the federal register. The public charge group would define the use of a variety of benefits, including nutrition, housing, and other benefits by immigrants as grounds to determine they are…

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Steering Committee Letter to Senate on Protecting Dreamers and TPS & DED Holders

The Presidents’ Alliance Steering Committee transmitted a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives containing its vote recommendation, which urges the House to vote for passage of the bill and against negative amendments. Steering Committee Letter to Senate Urging it to Protect Dreamers and TPS & DED Holders Text of the Letter: June 27, 2019…

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USCIS Releases Updated DACA Data and Statistics as of April 30, 2019

Last month, USCIS released a variety of data and statistics regarding the DACA population, among other things, these statistics included, as of April 30, 2019. Number of pending DACA requests; Number of DACA recipients; Number of current DACA recipients; Demographic information for current DACA recipients; and Updated quarterly data for initial and renewal requests. Importantly,…

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The Dream and Promise Act and Implications for Higher Education

The Presidents’ Alliance Steering Committee transmitted a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives containing its vote recommendation, which urges the House to vote for passage of the bill and against negative amendments. Steering Committee Letter to Senate Urging it to Protect Dreamers and TPS & DED Holders Text of the Letter: June 27, 2019…

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Steering Committee Vote Recommendation on the Dream and Promise Act of 2019

The Presidents’ Alliance Steering Committee transmitted a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives containing its vote recommendation, which urges the House to vote for passage of the bill and against negative amendments. Steering Committee Letter to Senate Urging it to Protect Dreamers and TPS & DED Holders Text of the Letter: June 27, 2019…

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USCIS Releases Updated DACA Data and Statistics as of Jan. 31, 2019

Last month, USCIS released a variety of data and statistics regarding the DACA population, among other things, these statistics included, as of April 30, 2019. Number of pending DACA requests; Number of DACA recipients; Number of current DACA recipients; Demographic information for current DACA recipients; and Updated quarterly data for initial and renewal requests. Importantly,…

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A Successful First National Convening for the Presidents’ Alliance

On April 1, 2019, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration held its first national convening in Washington, D.C.   The Convening brought together college and university presidents and chancellors and other campus leadership from over forty institutions along with key partners, policy and legal experts, immigration coalition leaders, and researchers.  At the convening,…

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VIDEO: College Presidents with Undocumented Students Series #2: Eastern Connecticut State University

The College Presidents with Undocumented Students Series features college presidents who have worked with their students, staff, and faculty to build effective best practices for undocumented students on their college campuses. This series aims to build a culture across the higher education sector around the importance of creating and building best practices for undocumented students.…

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